Received this product last week and I was very impressed with it straight out of the box.
It is a solid piece of equipment that easily held my reflector exactly where I wanted it throughout the entire shoot. I paired it with a 9’ air cushion stand and the combo was bomb-proof.
One thing to be aware of though, the grip head clamp can generate sufficient force to damage the boom arm. The margin between damaging force, and enough force to hold the boom arm, is very slim… Do not crank the grip head clamp handle, it’s a subtle increase in force just until the boom arm is held tightly… Then stop, or you will damage the boom arm.
Other than that, this is a fantastic bit of versatile kit for the photographer on the go, or in the studio.